Dodgers shut down Clayton Kershaw (back) indefinitely

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The Dodgers have shut down ace Clayton Kershaw indefinitely due to back pain, manager Dave Roberts said on Tuesday.

Kershaw last pitched on June 26th in Pittsburgh, and experienced discomfort in his lower back afterward. He was placed on the 15-day disabled list four days later after doctors diagnosed him with a mild disc hernation.

The lefthander threw in a simulated game on Saturday, but felt discomfort on Sunday. He will now rest, and there is no date set for his return.

The team acquired Bud Norris in a trade with the Braves after shelving Clayton Kershaw in late June.

– Kenny Ducey

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